US Cremonese

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Full nameUnione Sportiva Cremonese S.p.A.
Nickname(s)La Cremo
I Grigiorossi (The Gray and Reds)
Le Tigri (The Tigers)
I Violini (The Violins)
Founded24 March 1903; 121 years ago (1903-03-24)
GroundStadio Giovanni Zini
OwnerGiovanni Arvedi
PresidentPaolo Rossi
Head coachGiovanni Stroppa
LeagueSerie B
2023–24Serie B, 4th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Unione Sportiva Cremonese, commonly referred to as Cremonese, is an Italian football club based in Cremona, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie B following their relegation from the top flight in the 2022–23 season.


The performance of Cremonese in the Italian football league structure since the first season of a unified Serie A (1929/30)

Cremonese was in the Serie A in its first season, 1929–30, but entered a long period of decline, languishing in the lower leagues before the late 1970s. By 1984, they had achieved promotion to Serie A, with one-year spells in 1984–85, 1989–90 and 1991–92.

Cremonese had a successful run in the 1992–93 Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bari 4–1 in the semi-final, and Derby County 3–1 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium, Cremonese's scorers were Corrado Verdelli, Riccardo Maspero and Andrea Tentoni, with Derby's goal scored by Marco Gabbiadini.[1]

Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in the 1993–94 season. With a side containing quality in the form of defenders Luigi Gualco and Corrado Verdelli, midfield playmaker Riccardo Maspero and forwards Andrea Tentoni and Matjaž Florijančič, Cremonese held their own in Serie A with a 10th-place finish in 1993–94, but would be relegated in the 1995–96 season.

Relegation resulted in the decline of the club, plummeting to Serie C2 by 2000, before achieving successive promotions back to Serie B by 2005. Giovanni Dall'Igna, another defender from the Serie A years, returned to the club. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005–06 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since: they had a good attempt in the 2009–10 season, when they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2–1 on aggregate). Eventually they succeeded in 2017. In the 2021–22 Serie B, Cremonese finished second to earn promotion to the 2022–23 Serie A.[2] Despite achieving promotion, coach Fabio Pecchia resigned from his post.[3]


Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2024[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Senegal SEN Fallou Sarr
4 DF Italy ITA Luca Marrone (on loan from Lecco)
5 DF Italy ITA Luca Ravanelli
6 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Charles Pickel
7 FW Uruguay URU César Falletti
8 MF Italy ITA Michele Collocolo
9 FW Italy ITA Daniel Ciofani
10 FW Italy ITA Cristian Buonaiuto
11 FW Ghana GHA Felix Afena-Gyan
13 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Tuia
15 DF Italy ITA Matteo Bianchetti (captain)
17 DF Italy ITA Leonardo Sernicola
18 DF Italy ITA Paolo Ghiglione
19 MF Italy ITA Michele Castagnetti
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF Argentina ARG Franco Vázquez
21 GK Italy ITA Gianluca Saro
22 GK Denmark DEN Andreas Jungdal
26 DF Bulgaria BUL Valentin Antov (on loan from Monza)
31 DF Italy ITA Yuri Rocchetti
32 MF Argentina ARG Gonzalo Abrego (on loan from Godoy Cruz)
33 DF Italy ITA Giacomo Quagliata
37 MF Slovenia SVN Žan Majer
44 DF Georgia (country) GEO Luka Lochoshvili
71 FW Norway NOR Dennis Johnsen
74 FW Italy ITA Frank Tsadjout
90 FW Italy ITA Massimo Coda (on loan from Genoa)
97 GK Italy ITA Alessandro Livieri (on loan from Pisa)
98 FW Italy ITA Luca Zanimacchia

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Federico Agazzi (at Alcione until 30 June 2024)
DF Austria AUT Emanuel Aiwu (at Birmingham City until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Luca Munaretti (at Renate until 30 June 2024)
DF Senegal SEN Maissa Ndiaye (at Železničar Pančevo until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Bernasconi (at Atalanta until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Mattia Scaringi (at Olbia until 30 June 2024)
DF Italy ITA Daniel Frey (at Pro Vercelli until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Christian Acella (at Perugia until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Andrea Bertolacci (at loan to Fatih Karagümrük until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Alessio Brambilla (at loan to Gubbio until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Francesco Cerretelli (at Carrarese until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Matteo Ghisolfi (at Cerignola until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Tommaso Milanese (at Ascoli until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Filippo Nardi (at Reggiana until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Fausto Perseu (at Latina Calcio until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Joshua Tenkorang (at Lecco until 30 June 2024)
MF Italy ITA Luca Valzania (at Ascoli until 30 June 2024)
FW Italy ITA Alberto Basso Ricci (at loan to Lumezzane until 30 June 2024)
FW Italy ITA Blue Mamona (at Vis Pesaro until 30 June 2024)
FW Italy ITA Marco Zunno (at loan to Messina until 30 June 2024)
FW Ivory Coast CIV Cedric Gondo (at loan to Reggiana until 30 June 2024)

Former players[edit]

Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include:

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Italy Giovanni Stroppa
Assistant coach Italy Andrea Guerra
Fitness coach Italy Fabio Allevi
Fitness coach Italy Andrea Primitivi
Fitness coach Italy Giovanni Saffioti
Goalkeeper coach Italy Nicola Dibitonto
Goalkeeper coach Italy Andrea Sardini
Technical coach Italy Giuseppe Brescia
Rehab coach Italy Cristian Freghieri
Match analyst Italy Vittorio Vona
Head of medical staff Italy Dott. Diego Giuliani
Club doctor Italy Dott. Alberto Gheza
Physiotherapist Italy Carlo Bentivoglio
Italy Augusto Bagnoli
Italy Lorenzo Franchi
Italy Davide Mazzoleni
Italy Gian Paolo Fagni
Team Manager Italy Federico Dall’Asta
Sporting director Italy Simone Giacchetta
Secretary Italy Francesca Cremaschi


U.S. Cremonese honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons/Years
Domestic Serie C 3 1935–36 (Girone B), 1941–42 (Girone B), 1976–77 (Girone A)
Serie C1 1 2004–05 (Girone A)
Serie D 1953–54 (Girone C), 1970-71 (Girone B)
Prima Categoria 1967–68 (Girone B)
Worldwide Anglo-Italian Cup 1992–93

Divisional movements[edit]

Series Years Last Promotions Relegations
A 8 2022–23 Decrease 5 (1930, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1996)
B 31 2021–22 Increase 5 (1984, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2022) Decrease 7 (1935, 1938, 1951, 1978, 1997, 1999, 2006)
2016–17 Increase 7 (1936, 1942, 1977, 1981, 1998, 2005, 2017)
Increase 1 (2004 C2)
Decrease 1 (1999 C1)
Decrease 3 (1952, 1967, 1969)
86 out of 91 years of professional football in Italy since 1929
D 5 1970–71 Increase 3 (1954, 1968, 1971) Never


  1. ^ "Anglo-Italian Cup 1992/93". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Lecce And Cremonese Reach Serie A Promotion in Dramatic Season Finale". Forbes. 7 May 2022.
  3. ^ "La Serie A non basta, Pecchia lascia la Cremonese: "Ho ascoltato me stesso"" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 21 May 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Prima Squadra". US Cremonese. Retrieved 24 April 2022.

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